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8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling

8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling
First appeared on Edudemic. (Updated 3/14/2014) Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. WHY Digital Storytelling? Digital stories push students to become creators of content, rather than just consumers. Movies, created over a century ago, represent the beginning of digital storytelling. 8 Steps to Great Digital Stories Great digital stories: Are personalBegin with the story/scriptAre conciseUse readily-available source materialsInclude universal story elementsInvolve collaboration at a variety of levels In order to achieve this level of greatness, students need to work through a Digital Storytelling Process. 1. All stories begin with an idea, and digital stories are no different. I once had 5th graders write their proposal on National Parks as a paragraph. Resources 2. At this stage, organization is very important. 3. When you are trying to write, there is nothing worse than a blank sheet of paper. 4. 5. 6. Rubrics 7. 8. Like this: Related:  Digital StorytellingReference/How-To Facts/StatsLearning

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How to Watch Blocked Internet Videos « Broken Secrets September 27, 2010 at 5:00 am Chad Upton By Chad Upton | Editor The internet is a great place to catch TV shows and clips that you or your PVR missed. Unfortunately, a lot of websites only allow their video content to be viewed in their service area. It’s not because they’re mean, they may have contracts that prevent them from distributing outside their area, not to mention cost savings reasons. That’s right, it’s expensive to stream video over the internet to thousands or hundreds of thousands of people in a reliable way. Secondly, they may not be allowed to broadcast outside of their broadcast area. There are also legal agreements with members of various guilds and unions that may prevent content from being distributed in certain areas or for a finite time after the original air date. Broadcasters can identify which country you’re in when you access their website. I think there is at least one ethical use for circumventing regional lockouts. Broken Secrets Sources: Hulu, Spike Like this:

Storytelling Festival Audio Archive - Center for Children's Books Storytelling Audio Audio files of past Center for Children's Books storytelling festivals are available. We hope you enjoy listening. The files are in MP3 format with the exception of the 2003 recordings which are RAM and will require Real Player. Storytelling Festival 2013 Video highlights from the 2013 festival are coming soon. Click this link for complete audio for the entire festival. Storytelling Festival 2012 Video highlights from the 2012 festival are available below. 2011 Storytelling Festival We are pleased to share audio and one digital story from our 2011 Storytelling Festival. Top Storytelling Festival, April 17, 2010 Storytelling Festival, April 18, 2009 Storytelling Festival, April 12, 2008 Storytelling Festival, April 21, 2007 Storytelling Festival, April 8, 2006 Recorded during the Encore Festival April 24, 2006 Storytelling Festival, April 9, 2005

Create Script - Digital Storytelling Site (Source: Step 1: Decide on the Story You Want to Tell You probably already have a person or subject in mind. Think small. Focus. Don't get caught up trying to convey all the aspects of someone's life — you're not writing the great American novel, you're creating what will optimally be a three- to five-minute work that recounts a personal tale and reveals a small truth. What form should your story take? The story about someone important. Step 2: Gather Your Materials Start collecting memories. Step 3: Begin Writing Your Script Next, start jotting down ideas. Sketch out a script that you'll soon record with your own voice. Draft a short script. Get personal.

Legal Music For Videos Many musicians choose to release their songs under Creative Commons licenses, which give you the legal right to do things like use their music in your videos. What is Creative Commons? Creative Commons is a system that allows you to legally use “some rights reserved” music, movies, images, and other content — all for free. Where can I find CC-licensed music? Several sites offer music published under Creative Commons’ flexible copyright licenses. Can I use any song with a CC license on it? Almost — you need to make sure that what you want to do with the music is OK under the terms of the particular Creative Commons license it’s under. Most importantly, you need to use music that is not licensed under a No Derivative Works license. Also, make sure to properly credit the musician and the track, as well as express the CC license the track is under. This video features the song “Desaprendere (Treatment)” by fourstones, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

CatScan Output from article search CatScan is an external tool that searches an article category (and its subcategories) according to specified criteria to find articles, stubs, images, and categories. It can also be used for finding all articles that belong to two specified categories (the intersection). CatScan (original)CatScan V2.0β (more powerful rewrite) Resources[edit] Uses and ideas[edit] A few examples of how the English Wikipedia uses CatScan: finding articles for deletion sorting, examplefinding articles for an educational project (class): search for stubs within a category corresponding to the class subject See also[edit]

Audio Stories, Storytelling, Audio Fiction : The Moonlit Virginia devil folktale about a young man forced to spend the night in a terrifying house, with a terrifying family. But are they really as evil as the townfolk say? Written by Kyle Moore. NEW: Serena Mott, a radio major at Nova Scotia Community College, has created an audio version of this story: You wanna know about that place up there? Let me tell you; you should see her at night. That’s the ol’ Jessup place, that is. See, the Jessups aren’t welcome most places ’round here. They got a reputation. Most the time, folks just carry on like they don’t exist. And ain’t no one seen a Jessup attend a church here ever, and that has folks waggin’ their tongues about worshippin’ the devil or practicin’ witchcraft. Me? You weren’t there that night. Lord this was, what? Back then, my daddy owned this here garage, and I was makin’ a little cash workin’ for him. Well, it was late summer, and the mayor gone and cracked the block of his Mercedes. It was comin’ down hard that night. I looked up. Billy.

Free Online Course: Developing Android Apps with App Inventor from Coursera Sign up to Coursera courses for free Learn how The course will give students hands-on experience in developing interesting Android applications. No previous experience in programming is needed, and the course is suitable for students with any level of computing experience. MIT App Inventor will be used in the course. It is a blocks-based programming tool that allows everyone, even novices, to start programming and build fully functional apps for Android devices. Students are encouraged to use their own Android devices for hands-on testing and exploitation. Introduction of MIT App Inventor Application Coding Programming Basics & Dialog More Programming Basics Alarm Clock Application Audio & Video Drawing Application File Game Device Location Web Browsing Capstone Project

5 free apps for digital storytelling and sharing kids’ ideas Digital storytelling simply means using computer-based tools to tell stories. The 5 apps below are some of my favorites for allowing kids to create, illustrate, record, and share stories and ideas. Digital storytelling is easy to do with these apps, and can be done even if you don’t have access to much technology at school. If you or your students have a single iPhone or iPad in the classroom, you can do this! My app recommendations are targeted toward PreK-6, but some can be used in secondary classrooms, too. Puppet Pals What it is: Puppet Pals lets kids choose their characters and backdrops and drag them to the puppet show stage. How to use it: This is a great app for practicing dialogue. See it in action: Toontastic What it is: Toontastic uses a “story arc” with characters, setting, plot, and a conclusion, so it’s perfect for kids who are learning the elements of fiction, as well as older kids who are exploring exposition, rising action, climax, and resolution. Voicethread Show Me

The 6 Most Badass Skills You Can Learn in Under a Week Become a Human Lie Detector Any secret agent worth his hidden cyanide pills is going to have to be prepared for intense negotiations. Whether you've captured a deadly SPECTRE double-agent working as an MI6 janitor, or are just buying a used car, you've got to be able to tell when the enemy is lying through his teeth to you, and how to best disguise the fact that you're lying through your teeth at the same time. Also you can be like that guy in Lie to Me, for the few of you who watch that show. The Coursework: This particular double-oh technique has been cleverly disguised as a business management lecture lasting only a few hours, steeped in the psychology of human information processing and body language. Liar!! Then you can watch as paranoia creeps in from the corners of your mind, slowly replacing lesser human emotions like "trust" and "compassion." In fact, there is a class just for you... We assume this is what Florida's combat training is like. Coins are stupid. Urban Escape and Evasion

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